# SSAC Geologic Hazards Modules

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# Quantitative Concepts

# Excel Skills

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Lithospheric Density part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Excel Skills: Logic Functions:IF, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Physics:Classical Mechanics, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Plate Tectonics

Lithospheric Density part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students learn about the weighted mean by building spreadsheets that apply this concept to the average density of the oceanic lithosphere.

Excel Skills: Logic Functions:IF, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Geology:Plate Tectonics, Physics:Classical Mechanics

Introduction to Hazard and Risk: Part 2 part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students continue their introduction to Excel by building spreadsheets that estimate the risk of a major earthquake along the Cascadia Subduction Zone to Benton County, Oregon.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas

Subject: Earth & Space Science, Geology:Plate Tectonics

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): Miami part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students use a spreadsheet to compute the hypothetical risk of an Andrew-like hurricane to downtown Miami.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array:MAX, MIN, etc, Statistical Functions:One array, Statistical Functions, One array:AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions, Percent (format), Simple Formulas, Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Earth & Space Science

Tale of Two Cities (and two hurricanes): New Orleans part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students use spreadsheets to analyze the reasons why New Orleans has subsided in the past 250 years.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Percent (format), Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic

Subject: Earth & Space Science:Ground & Surface Water, Earth & Space Science, Atmospheric & Climate Science:Climate Change, Earth & Space Science:Processes that Shape Earth's Surface

Tsunami-Time part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students build spreadsheets to compute the time it takes a tsunami wave to pass over different regions of the ocean.

Excel Skills: Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Basic Arithmetic, Arithmetic Functions:SUM

Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves

Assessing earthquake risk: How often does the Big One occur? part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the Gutenberg-Richter relationship between an earthquakes magnitude and recurrence interval.

Subject: Earth & Space Science

Introduction to Hazard and Risk: Part 1 part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students are are introduced to Excel and its capabilities by building some simple spreadsheets.

Excel Skills: Statistical Functions:One array, One array:AVERAGE, Statistical Functions, Basic Arithmetic:Simple Formulas, Arithmetic Functions, Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic, Statistical Functions:One array:COUNT, COUNTA

Subject: Earth & Space Science

How often do earthquakes occur? part of Examples

Thomas Juster, University of South Florida

Students use spreadsheet tables and charts to explore the relationship between earthquake magnitude and frequency.

Excel Skills: Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot:Log Scale, Graphs and Charts:XY Scatterplot, Graphs and Charts, XY Scatterplot:Multiple Plots, Trendlines, Other Elementary Math Functions:LOG, LOG10, Basic Arithmetic:Arithmetic Functions:SUM, Basic Arithmetic, Simple Formulas, Other Elementary Math Functions:EXP

Subject: Physics:Oscillations & Waves, Earth & Space Science, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science:Geology:Plate Tectonics, Earth & Space Science:Geology, Geology:Earthquakes & Volcanoes